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February 2012 Blog Posts (83)

Pearl Initiative brings together fifty regional leaders to debate best practices in 'Integrated Reporting'

The Pearl Initiative, the private sector-led, not-for-profit organization set up to foster a culture of transparency, accountability, good corporate governance and best business practices in the Arab world, has held a Roundtable on Integrated Reporting, the term…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 29, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments

الجامعة الأمريكية تناقش "المسئولية الاجتماعية للشركات" الجامعة الأمريكية تناقش "المسئولية الاجتماعية للشركات"

ينظم مركز "الخازندار للبحوث والنماذج التجارية" (KCC) بالجامعة الأمريكية بالقاهرة بعد غد الخميس المؤتمر الدولي الثاني حول المسئولية الاجتماعية والاستدامة للشركات.

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 29, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Akhtaboot Cares Initiative Partners with Middlesex University Dubai

 

Akhtaboot - the career network (http://www.akhtaboot.com) is proud to announce the launch of Middlesex University Dubai Microsite Solution, a revolutionary service provided and powered…

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Added by Mais Gousous on February 28, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Nominate your organisation for HRH Prince Turki Bin Nasser CSR Award!

Announcing HRH Prince Turki Bin Nasser Award for CSR 

25 March 2012

 

As part of the growing awards portfolio at GEF, the CSR award will recognise the organisation that has demonstrated key aspects of corporate social responsibility in the GCC region; including environment,…

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Added by Mark Thomas on February 28, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments

More than 80% of organizations in Middle East and Africa indicate increased level of commitment to sustainability in 2012

Nearly a third of companies worldwide say sustainability is contributing to their profits

Sustainability now occupies a central and permanent place in corporate boardrooms; 31% of companies worldwide say sustainability is contributing to their profits, and 70% have placed sustainability permanently on their management agenda, according to a new global study by MIT Sloan Management Review (MIT SMR) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG).…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 28, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments

HSBC CELEBRATES THE JOY OF READING

A Kids Read storytelling afternoon took place at the Pavilion, Downtown Dubai on Saturday 25 February to build children’s enthusiasm for reading. This interactive event included storytelling, games and arts and crafts for children as well as workshops for their parents to help them bond with their children through…

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Added by Sabrin Rahman on February 28, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Al Rajhi Group joins the Pearl Initiative

Abdulrahman Saleh Al Rajhi and Partners (Al Rajhi) - a diversified Saudi family office and investment company - has joined a growing and illustrious list of companies who are Founding Partners of the Pearl Initiative, the corporate governance initiative set up in cooperation…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 27, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments

ENOC recognised for its corporate social responsibility initiatives at BOLDtalks 2012

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) won a special recognition for its corporate social responsibility initiatives at BOLDtalks, an open dialogue that hosts international speakers for varied discussions, held at the Dubai Community Theatre &…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 27, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments

Ma’aden to tackle environmental concerns at Environment Forum in Jeddah

The Gulf Environment & Sustainable Development Forum (GEF), taking place at the Jeddah Hilton from 25-27 March will feature a number of key Saudi



Dr. Mustafa A. Ukayli, Director of Environment at Ma’aden will deliver a key…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 27, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments

The Corporate Immune System: Why Companies Stop Caring

I recently finished reading The Assault on Reason by Al Gore. In one chapter of the book Gore gives the metaphor of human immune system and how it calibrates itself during childhood and infancy and creates antibodies in response to any threats to the body. The process continues till a person is a grown up and then the genetic code of these antibodies remain imprinted in the immune system for easy accessibility whenever…

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Added by bushra azhar on February 26, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Kia signs on to support World Environment Day 2012

Kia Motors Corporation, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to confirm its support for the organization's hallmark World Environment Day (WED).…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 23, 2012 at 6:45pm — No Comments

du honoured with prestigious 2012 Corporate Governance Award by World Finance

In a sterling recognition of its Corporate Governance efforts, du announced that it won the prestigious 2012 Corporate Governance Award from UK's World Finance magazine. With this recognition, du joins an elite ranking of only 53 companies world-wide, and the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 23, 2012 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation : SABIC honored for sponsoring Nephrology Conference amid strong company focus on supporting health care

Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Defense, has honored SABIC for sponsoring the Saudi International Conference on Nephrology and Transplantation held in collaboration with the Prince Fahd Bin Salman Charity Association for Renal Failure Patients Care at the King Fahd Cultural Center in Riyadh from February 19 to 22. SABIC was the Platinum Sponsor of the conference.

The Prince presented a memento to Mohamed Al-Mady, SABIC Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, at the opening…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 23, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Policies of Corporate Social Responsibility highlighted

Part of the Oman Manufacturing Group (OMG) series of seminars, the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) organised yesterday a forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The event, held at Grand Hyatt Muscat, was presided over by Shaikh Mohammed bin Said al Kalbani, Minister of Social Development.

The seminar was held to…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 23, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

Byblos Bank supports 582 Lebanese students

In 2011, Byblos Bank and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) teamed up to support 582 students from nine Lebanese universities. These students were able to benefit from university loans in Lebanese pounds amounting to 9 million Euros in the framework of the "University…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 23, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments

Emirates NBD & UNESCO celebrate the first graduation of the Amjaad Initiative

Emirates NBD and UNESCO, celebrated recently the first graduation of the Amjaad Initiative in Fujairah, UAE.

Emirates NBD Human Resources Nationalization Unit / Learning & Development (L&D) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on June 12, 2011, with the National Commission for UNESCO, UAE/Associated Schools. In an effort to fulfill its corporate social responsibility,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 23, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

CSR in Saudi Arabia: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

by Bushra Azhar

When I tell people that I make a living by helping companies in Saudi Arabia become more responsible towards their communities and the public at large, they mostly assume that I am a hopeless idealist. The general perception is that companies in Saudi Arabia don’t really care about being responsible. The rumors are widespread of sponsors mistreating expat employees, companies exploiting a…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 23, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments

Exclusive Interview: Hussein Hachem, Aramex

From Arabian Supply Chain

Hussein Hachem, CEO, Middle East and Africa, Aramex discusses 2011, corporate social responsibility, Turkey and the way forward in 2012.



How would you rate Aramex performance in 2011?

I’m happy with what happened in 2011.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 22, 2012 at 10:28am — No Comments

Emirates Foundation and Siemens sign agreement to support the Emirates science fair competition project in the UAE

The Emirates Foundation and Siemens LLC, the local affiliate of the global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, have concluded a cooperation agreement aimed to support science education throughout the UAE.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 22, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Kingdom schools turning eco-friendly

Saudi Gazette Prince Turki Bin Nasser Bin Abdulaziz with Prince Faisal Bin Abdullah Bin Muhammad overseeing environmental awareness literature to be taught in schools.

The Ministry of Education has officially boarded the wagon of making the Kingdom a beautiful green and eco-friendly nation. The Minister of Education, Prince Faisal Bin Abdullah Bin Muhammad,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 21, 2012 at 11:53pm — No Comments

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